Bureau of Indian Affairs

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The U.S. Interior Department has opened the first of seven offices devoted to unsolved cases of missing and murdered Indigenous people. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

 

 

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The preservation and protection of Native American cultural sites would be a priority of U.S. land managers under one of the options up for consideration as they work to amend an outdated guide for management of oil and gas drilling across northwestern New Mexico.

Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance

For the third year in a row the Trump administration has proposed eliminating funding for a Native American college scholarship program. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the fund gives assistance to thousands of tribal students across the country.


The U.S. National Archives

The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed a bill repealing nearly a dozen outdated federal laws still on the books that target Native Americans. Though as KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, none have generally been enforced in decades.


School Board Members In Navajo Community Accused Of Theft

Oct 29, 2019
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Three school board members in a small Navajo community in New Mexico are facing federal charges amid accusations they claimed thousands of dollars in travel reimbursements for meetings that did not happen or that the trio did not attend.

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